Our Professional Staff

Our experienced providers are committed to a high standard of patient care and are here for you throughout every stage of your hearing journey.

Who We Are

We understand choosing a hearing care provider is a big decision. At Big Thicket Hearing Aids & Audiology, our number one priority is delivering exceptional patient care. Our staff combines years of expertise in hearing healthcare, and is well-trained on a variety of services ranging from evaluations to treatment.

We believe great care includes establishing great relationships with our patients. Treating hearing loss is an ongoing process that requires regular follow-ups, maintenance and cleanings to keep you hearing your best. Our staff is here to support you not only during your initial visit but throughout your entire journey to better hearing.


Our Provider


Dr. Joni Ruiz


Dr. Joni Ruiz is a native of Southeast Texas. She grew up in Orange County and graduate from Little Cypress Mauriceville High School in 1999. She attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. In 2005 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders with a minor in Psychology. In 2009, she graduated from Lamar University with a doctorate in Audiology. Dr. Ruiz conducted her culminating clinical offsite at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. While in her final placement, Dr. Ruiz became enthusiastic about caring for those who are serving and who have served in the United States military. She returned to Southeast Texas in order to be near her family; who she loves more than anything in the world. Her love for her family is what drives her to provide excellent hearing healthcare for Hardin County and the surrounding areas.

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Our Office Staff

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Bre Hibbert

Office Manager


Krystan Morrell



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